My mom and I were looking all over for some good quality hot chocolate mix to get my dad for Christmas and we couldn’t find any, anywhere!! Yes maybe we were looking the weekend before Christmas…. but still. I was kind of shocked. So rather than driving all over to find […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa


Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday with their families!! There was no snow here in Wisconsin, which is just wrong, but what can ya do. At least we didn’t have rain. Chose joy. #inspire #merryChristmas Click To Tweet One of our family Christmas traditions is to […]

Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies + Homemade Icing


Its (finally) getting colder outside so you know what that means… its time for some soup!   I love making soup because there are always so many leftovers and it is the perfect thing to take to work for lunch, warm up for dinner when you get home, or even […]

Healthy Pizza Soup



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Hi everyone! Can you believe Christmas is only FIVE days away?? Me neither. Time flies!   I am officially home for the holidays, away from the extra craziness of work for a little bit, which means I can finally catch up on some great post ideas I have had planned […]

20-minute High-Intensity Interval Circuit You Can Do Anywhere!


  You heard right…. homemade peanut better cups!! These are not only delicious but soooo easy. Perfect dessert to bring to a get together because it won’t take you hours to make and you only need a few simple ingredients.   You can really spice these up by using whatever […]

Healthy Homemade No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups




  Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to cook them. Crispy on the outside.. soft on the inside.. perfection!!   My love for beets has been growing and roasting them is easily my favorite way to eat them. They get a little crispy on the outside and become much sweeter […]

Roasted Root Vegetables


  I have been on a serious turmeric kick lately. I’ve been putting it in virtually everything and am not sick of it yet — wahoo!! Its just so tasty and soooo good for you!   The health benefits of turmeric are well documented. For centuries it has been known […]

Turmeric Cauliflower Steaks


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  Short Answer: No! If you are eating the right fats and not eating it in excessive amounts.   I bet a lot of you are saying “Wait, what? I don’t believe you.” I know I have said these words quite a few times when anyone tells me this. The […]

Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?



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It’s winter which means its squash season!!! I love squash because it is a vegetable but also so filling! It reminds me of a starch almost, like a potato but with so many more vitamins.   True story: I have a friend who is 28 years old and just discovered […]

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash!


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Has anyone else noticed that generally, we are really good at giving other people advice, help, and words of wisdom, but when it comes to doing those same things for ourselves we are so much worse at it? If one of my friends was stressed or struggling through a rough […]

Take Your Own Advice and Put Yourself First


  This is ending week 2 of my cleanse and so far it has been going well! I’ve noticed I look more lean and I have more energy. Although I am out of town this weekend for a wedding in St. Louis so I am definitely cheating this weekend and […]

Raw Beet Salad



If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, once dinner finishes I immediately want dessert. Even if I am stuffed. This smoothie is a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty at all!   For the chocolate part of this recipe I used raw cacao powder that […]

Guilt-free Mint Chocolate Smoothie


Well I am finally starting to get over this sickness I’ve had since Monday and feel like a real person again!!! Thank goodness. Which also means my appetite is coming back which is great but also bad since I am doing this cleanse and that means my temptation for non-raw […]

Raw “Stir Fry” {vegan, paleo, gluten-free}


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So the past few days I have started doing this 28-day whole foods cleanse I mentioned a few days ago. Its not one of your typical “cleanses” where all you drink/eat the whole time is water or juice. It’s just a cleanse where you get rid of all processed junk […]

28-day Whole Foods Cleanse